In my Theory R hypothesis, while truth and its revelation define the first R, the second R is all about responsibility and the human ability to assume full accountability for such self-governance. Someone once called this ‘one’s ability to respond’ or ‘response-ability’.
But what really do we respond to? My answer would be, ‘truth.’ Michael Polanyi calls it personal knowledge of truth; it is the personal experience of a truth matter. Once known, one chooses to stand with conviction for such a truth, regardless of consequences. It provides moral audacity for truth seeking!